I would like to take drum lessons but unfortunately my schedule doesn't permit it. I know there are many resources online but I'm not sure how long it'd take me to find an answer to my specific question, and Google searches have left me empty-handed so far.
When learning a new drum part, what is the correct way to learn—hand by hand (and foot by foot), integrating the complete "layers" after mastering each hand (and foot)?—or timeslice by timeslice, playing all the components at once, but in chunks of time? (Anticipating that there may be no one "correct" way, what are the qualities or detriments to learning in either fashion?)
So far, I've only been able to learn parts by breaking them down timeslice by timeslice. Mastering one hand or foot at a time seems to do nothing for me when I try to integrate the components together. I'm wondering if this is natural, or expected, and if expected, then whether there are benefits to forcing myself to learn the hard way regardless.